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Postby chicagotech » Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:33 pm

Windows Server 2003 SP2 Issues

1. You experience intermittent communication failure between computers that are
running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=904946

2. If Vista slow after SP2 installed,

Perform the following before un-joining it from the domain:

netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

Reboot the machine. Then re-join. Reboot.

3. Windows 2003 service pack 2 known issues on Small Business Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555912/en-us

4. You cannot host TCP connections when Receive Side Scaling is enabled in
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=927695
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Postby chicagotech » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:16 am

Thank you for the update.

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"Alan C" <nospam> wrote in message news:OVDzUvnwHHA.4140@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Sorry Guys, after posting I found kb937231 which informed me that this is a
known (i.e. MS pork-up) error, and gave me a workaround.

I had to search for 'netsvcs' 'cos the phrase 'help and support' returned
nothing.

Anyway, problem solved.

"Alan C" <nospam> wrote in message
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> Since installing SP2 to Win2k3 Server, I cannot access Help & Support. The
> error message says the service is not running, and should be manually
> started. I have run services.msc and looked for a service named Help...
> but cannot find it, no services with this name (or similar) is listed.
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Postby chicagotech » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:34 pm

This is amazing ... I have run into the exact same issue with the DL580
G4! It is definitely tied to hyperthreading, as the problem goes away
if you disable hyperthreading in the BIOS at boot-up.

We also noticed that when hyperthreading is enabled, in addition to
basic internet problems (can ping a website but cannot view it), we are
unable to do the netview command.

I am planning on using this box as a load generator engine for systems
performance testing, so I am very interested in finding out if you have
found a solution or workaround to this problem. Anything that we can do
to squeeze some extra horsepower out of this machine is critical to what
we are using it for.

Please let me know if you have discovered any kind of a solution or
additional details.

Thanks!


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Postby chicagotech » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:52 am

I just want to share a bad experience that we had with the SP2 on
Windows 2003 Server Standard English R2.

The installation was fine but afterwards the remote administration was
gone. Which means that the remote clients accessing the server reacted
like there is no terminal service active.

We set the [x] in "Control panel > System > Remote Administration"
several times. There we reassigned users that are allowed for remote
access. We checked the firewall for problems with the remote port.
Microsoft ISA Firewall reported successfull pass through of remote
access. To verify that the ISA is not the problem we removed the
firewall and switched the Server Firewall off. But still we where
unable to reactivate remote access. Then we reinstalled the ISA and
reapplied our standard config again => no luck.

Finally we removed SP2 and the remote access working again!


After that we decided to reinstall the server with x64 R2 and applied
SP2 on top: remote administration is now running. Ok, it helped to
speed up our x64 migration but it was still annoying.

Best regards,
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:25 am

If you cannot install some updates or programs with these error code:
• 0x80096001
• 0x80096005
• 0x80096010
• 0x800B0001
• 0x800B0003
• 0x800B0004
• 0x800B0109
• 0x8007f0da

Try this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:48 pm

In Windows Server 2003 SP2, the "Remove" button for the service pack is not available in the "Add or Remove Programs" item in Control Panel

To work around this problem, remove the service pack by running the Spuninst.exe utility. The Spuninst.exe utility is located in the following folder:
%SystemRoot%\$NTServicepackUninstall$
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Postby chicagotech » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:07 am

Thank you for the post. We also have the SP2 collected issues here:

Windows Server 2003 SP2 IssuesWindows Server 2003 SP2 Issues 1. You experience intermittent communication failure between computers that are running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/vi ... e41bc4fd1b


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"IT@C" <IT> wrote in message news:D3285DE0-F19D-48D4-94E4-D3D8324F019D@microsoft.com...
Hello,

we have been struggling for a while now with the update to Windows 2003
Server Service Pack 2.

When installed on every server in our environment we encounter problems.
Uninstalling usually fixes the issue but not always.

I will list the problems and our network.

1. Network running Windows 2003 Server SP1 on 5 servers, (4 x DC, one member
server)
2. Exchange Server 2003 is on four servers, 3 x BE and 1 x FE
3. AD used
4. Windows 2003 Server stand-alone server, in its own workgroup


Issue 1.
On Exchange Front End server (member server)
- After Windows 2003 Server SP2 installed (via WSUS) we were no longer able
to log into OWA, although we received the login prompt
- Uninstall of Windows server SP2 fixed the problem

Issue 2.
on one DC, running Exchange 2003 server
After Windows 2003 Server SP2 was installed via WSUS
- New users created with a roaming profile receive an error stating that
their roaming profile was not accessible and that teh local profile was also
not accessable, and a TEMP profile was used.
- Our setup was no different from normal, all users are set up with roaming
profiles and prior to SP2 users would never see any errors.
We have not removed SP2 yet as we are concerned this will cause further
damage.


Issue 3.
Stand-alone server in its own workgroup
- We installed Windows 2003 Server R2
-We installed Terminal Services and terminal Services licensing on this server
- Windows 2003 Server SP2 was applied via Windows Update not WSUS
-We attempted to install IIS from the R2 CD. IIS never completed the
install. Was this becuase we used a pre-SP2 CD?
-The Terminal Services Licensing server previously installed on this same
server could no longer be found.
- Uninstalled SP2, TS licensing server was found on restart but not on
subsequent restarts
- We re-installed windows 2003 Server R2, with IIS and TS licensing and TS
manager but WITHOUT SP2 and all applications worked.

We are loathe to attempt any further SP2 installs, especially in light of
issues 1 and 2, although issue 3 was also frustrating.

SP2 was installed via Windows update
Any assistance or pointers would be appreciated.

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Postby guest » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:19 pm

Not able to install SP2 in Windows 2003
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